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Microwave Jam Mug Pudding

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A recipe cannot get much easier than this yummy Microwave Jam Mug Pudding. This recipe makes 4 microwave jam mug puddings but it can easily be placed in five mugs to create 5 smaller ones or between 3 mugs for a very generous serving! This is the perfect starter recipe for kids to make or if you are after a sweet treat in a hurry.

I grew up making a microwave jam mug pudding recipe very similar to this one and now my girls love to make it. The one I used called for butter in the place of the oil so it is even simpler now and still tastes just as good! You combine the ingredients before dumping them on top of the jam in mugs and zapping in the microwave. The results are a hot steamy, jammy, yummy pudding.

We have made this recipe in both a kid’s printable version and an adult printable version. Scroll down to find the printable recipes.

Microwave Jam Mug Pudding

Microwave Jam Mug Pudding


You will need 4 mugs, straight-sided mugs are ideal. Use your favorite flavor of jam. We used Rice Bran Oil but most oils will be suitable but try to avoid a strong olive oil as this may change the flavor slightly.

Microwave Jam Mug Pudding
  • 4 tablespoons Jam
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
Microwave Jam Mug Pudding


Lightly grease 4 mugs. Put 1 tablespoon of jam in the base of each mug.

Whisk oil, sugar and the egg together in a bowl. Sift in the flour and baking powder. Add Milk and mix it all well.

Put mixture evenly in mugs on top of the jam.

Place in microwave and cook on high for approximately 4 minutes. Stand for 1 minute before running a knife around the edge and tipping out into a bowl.

Microwave Jam Mug Pudding
Microwave Jam Mug Pudding Recipe

This recipe is great for kids to make! It is quick and easy and uses basic measurements. Print this recipe to add to your kid’s cookbook or keep scrolling to find the more adult-friendly printable recipe.

Microwave Jam Mug Pudding
Microwave Jam Mug Pudding

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